- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Since we got engaged, we’ve been trying to take a very minimalist approach to things— I don’t want the wedding planning/prep to turn into a full-time job, and I find it really hard to enjoy spending money on things that I know will end up in the trash after the reception is over with. BUT I spend too much time on weddingbee lol and after seeing other brides’ plans, I’m worried that we might be taking things a little too minimalist.
We have about 100 people. Venue is a riverboat; it has lovely decor. Lots of brass, gorgeous woodwork, tin ceilings, huge windows so you can see the skyline. Lots of color in the dining deck already. Dinner is a plated starter then buffet for mains. We do not have an official theme or color (and frankly don’t want one). Dress is “business casual”, the Mr is picking his suit and groomsmen attire next weekend but I don’t think it’ll go to the full-on tux level; I am wearing floor-length A-line dress with bolero and the bridesmaids are wearing black dresses of their choice (we do have satin shawls to tie the look together).
We’re picking linens and overlays to co-ordinate with the existing decor and I am planning on having some kind of potted plant in bloom as the centerpeice, in hopes that people will take them home and plant them. Pots will probably be hard rubber, not sure on the color yet, but don’t want ceramic because the rubber ones are just easier to manage for our plane-riding folks.
We are also putting some menu cards on the tables, mainly to help traffic flow on the buffet— if you know what’s there before you go, you can make your selections more quickly. There will not be any table numbers because we’re not doing a seating chart.
I have been thinking of adding some icebreaker type cards so strangers will have conversation starters.
Do I really NEED anything else to dress up the tables? I know I don’t want the little plastic “table jewels” because I was recently at a wedding where those were used and while I really liked the look, there were a LOT of spills when people set their wineglass down on those and the glasses wobbled over. I might add some wrapped candies— definitely do not want to go the full-on favor route because I don’t want anyone to have to wrap the tiny ribbons or fill the tiny boxes.
I’m trying to find the fine balance between looking like a random generic restaurant and killing myself with extra work that doesn’t add anything memorable!